Nick Grimshaw reveals how his career impacted his love life ahead of his final radio show

Nick Grimshaw reveals how his career impacted his love life and why the X Factor ‘taught him lessons’…. ahead of his final BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show

Nick Grimshaw has discussed how being at the helm of the BBC‘s morning radio show has impacted his chances of finding love on the eve of his final breakfast show.

The 33-year-old, who is stepping down from the flagship morning radio slot after six years, admitted that he’s looking forward to focusing on his personal life as he moves to the Drivetime 4pm to 7pm slot in September. 

Hoping the new chapter will ‘massively de-age’ him, Nick admitted that he believes the change will help him find Mr Right in an interview with the Daily Mirror.

Getting candid: Nick Grimshaw has discussed how being at the helm of the BBC's morning radio show has impacted his chances of finding love on the eve of his final breakfast show

Getting candid: Nick Grimshaw has discussed how being at the helm of the BBC's morning radio show has impacted his chances of finding love on the eve of his final breakfast show

Getting candid: Nick Grimshaw has discussed how being at the helm of the BBC’s morning radio show has impacted his chances of finding love on the eve of his final breakfast show

He began: ‘I think I will have more time to put my life first. I have committed to this show, especially the last year, and I have put my head down. But now I can go for dates with people and the new show will help.

‘I have committed to this show, especially the last year, and I have put my head down. But now I can go for dates with people and the new show will help. I have been trying to date people, but you don’t want to “day date”.’ 

Although the radio host is looking forward to kick starting his love life once again, he admitted you won’t find him on any dating apps because they make him feel ‘weirdly superficial’. 

Now that he doesn’t have to have dinner a ‘nana o’clock’, Grimmy also has more time on his hands to focus on new projects and ventures – once of which he hopes is more TV. 

Reflecting: The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism

Reflecting: The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism

Reflecting: The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism

Moving on: The 33-year-old, who is stepping down from the flagship morning radio slot after six years, admitted that he's looking forward to focusing on his personal life as he moves to the Drivetime 4pm to 7pm slot in September

Moving on: The 33-year-old, who is stepping down from the flagship morning radio slot after six years, admitted that he's looking forward to focusing on his personal life as he moves to the Drivetime 4pm to 7pm slot in September

Moving on: The 33-year-old, who is stepping down from the flagship morning radio slot after six years, admitted that he’s looking forward to focusing on his personal life as he moves to the Drivetime 4pm to 7pm slot in September

The broadcaster previously joined the X Factor judging panel in 2015 for one series and was faced with a barrage of criticism. 

Yet, the experience hasn’t fazed him and infact praised this year’s line-up; Louis Tomlinson, Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a ‘panto villain’. 

Reflecting on his own time on the show, Grimmy admitted he wasn’t ‘put off’ the experience and in turn learnt a lot from it.    

‘You need to find something on TV that you are comfortable in, so it could be working with a friend on a subject you love,’ he shared. ‘X Factor didn’t put me off, but it taught me lessons. 

Positive: Yet, the experience hasn't fazed him and infact praised this year's line-up; Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a 'panto villain'

Positive: Yet, the experience hasn't fazed him and infact praised this year's line-up; Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a 'panto villain'

Positive: Yet, the experience hasn't fazed him and infact praised this year's line-up; Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a 'panto villain'

Positive: Yet, the experience hasn't fazed him and infact praised this year's line-up; Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a 'panto villain'

Positive: Yet, the experience hasn’t fazed him and infact praised this year’s line-up; Louis Tomlinson (L), Simon Cowell, Robbie and Ayda Williams, and hilariously referred to the music mogul as a ‘panto villain’

Learning: Reflecting on his own time on the show, Grimmy admitted he wasn't 'put off' the experience and in turn learnt a lot from it (Pictured alongside pal Harry Styles in 2017)

Learning: Reflecting on his own time on the show, Grimmy admitted he wasn't 'put off' the experience and in turn learnt a lot from it (Pictured alongside pal Harry Styles in 2017)

Learning: Reflecting on his own time on the show, Grimmy admitted he wasn’t ‘put off’ the experience and in turn learnt a lot from it (Pictured alongside pal Harry Styles in 2017)

Nick revealed in May that he would step down as host of BBC Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show.

He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James will take over.

The DJ’s decision to leave comes after the programme lost 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018.

Moving on: Nick revealed in May that he would step down as host of BBC Radio 1's flagship breakfast show. He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James will take over

Moving on: Nick revealed in May that he would step down as host of BBC Radio 1's flagship breakfast show. He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James will take over

Moving on: Nick revealed in May that he would step down as host of BBC Radio 1’s flagship breakfast show. He announced the news to the country on his show this morning, as the BBC revealed Greg James will take over

He said: ‘It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I’m very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. But six years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life.’ 

BBC Radio 1’s Twitter account wrote: ‘Don’t worry though guys, Grimmy may be stepping down from the Breakfast Show but he’s staying with the station and our friend and yours, Mr @gregjames will be waking you up every morning. 

‘Congratulations to both of you, we love you both!’

Decisions: The DJ's decision to leave comes after the programme lost 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018

Decisions: The DJ's decision to leave comes after the programme lost 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018

Decisions: The DJ’s decision to leave comes after the programme lost 600,000 listeners in the first quarter of 2018

Grimshaw, paid between £400,000-£409,999, has seen his weekly listener total fall from 5.7million in the last quarter of 2017 to 5.1million in the first three months of this year.

The drop of 11 per cent is the second largest dip since he took over the breakfast show.

The biggest fall was between October and December 2012 and January and March 2013, when the audience fell by 14 per cent.

He will now host the Drivetime show for Radio 1 in a straight swap with Greg James. 

Happy: He said: 'It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I'm very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. But six years is a long time and this isn't a forever job. I had the time of my life'

Happy: He said: 'It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I'm very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. But six years is a long time and this isn't a forever job. I had the time of my life'

Happy: He said: ‘It was always my dream to do the breakfast show and I’m very grateful that I got to live my dream every day for what will be nearly six years. But six years is a long time and this isn’t a forever job. I had the time of my life’

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